Recently, I chatted with Dan Kroger of City of Dubuque's Leisure Services about summer job opportunities for those looking for their first jobs or simply a way to make extra cash. While there are still opportunities to be had with the city's division, there are also opportunities for your children to have some fun adventures of their own this summer, no job required!

Registration for City of Dubuque Leisure Services summer programs, including swim lessons and swim passes, opens at 9 a.m. this Friday, April 28, per a press release.

Information regarding summer programs, camps, sports, yoga, martial arts, swim lessons, and more is available in the Let’s Go! Activities Guide at The guide also includes summer programs at the Multicultural Family Center, Bunker Hill Golf Course, and the Carnegie-Stout Public Library.

If possible, those who do not yet have a WebTrac account are encouraged to create one prior to registering for programs. WebTrac is the Leisure Services online registration system for:

  • adult and youth programs, classes, and activities,
  • facility reservations including parks, pavilions, and ballfields,
  • aquatics including swim lessons, swim passes, and pool rentals,
  • and pet park passes.
Photo Credit: City of Dubuque
Photo Credit: City of Dubuque

To create a WebTrac account, you can do so here. Other registration options include in-person at the Leisure Services office located at 1157 Central Ave. open Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or over the phone by calling 563-589-4263.

Swim passes for the 2023 pool season will be available for purchase at the Leisure Services Office and require a photo of the pass holder, regardless of age. The option to pre-pay for a swim pass online through WebTrac is available. However, the pass holder is required to then visit the Leisure Services office to have their photo taken and pick up the pass. Swim passes will not be sold at the pools.

Swim pass rates are available online at this link or in the Let’s Go! Activities Guide. Swim passes may be purchased with Family Scholarship funds. Income-qualified residents without scholarship credits available to purchase a swim pass are eligible for a 50% discount.

The Leisure Services Family Scholarship Program is a $125 credit for income-qualified families (two or more related people from the same address). A limited number of scholarships are available each fiscal year. They are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to apply for the scholarship program, visit

For questions, call the Leisure Services office at 563-589-4263.


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